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Detroit Rock City - Steve Miller (Da Capo Press)

$16.99

"Detroit Rock City is an oral history of Detroit and its music told by
the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms,
studios, and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up,
in every scene from 1967 to today. From fabled axe men like Ted
Nugent, Dick Wagner, and James Williamson jump to Jack White, to pop
flashes Suzi Quatro and Andrew W.K., to proto punkers Brother Wayne
Kramer and Iggy Pop, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more
than its share of the Rock Pie. Detroit Rock City is the story that
has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both
past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and
the Eastown Theater, where national acts who came thru were made to
stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support
acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club,
Gold Dollar, and Magic Stick – all magical venues in America’s top rock
city. Detroit Rock City brings these worlds to life all from the guys
and dolls who picked up a Strat and jammed it into our collective
craniums. From those behind the scenes cats who promoted, cajoled, lost
their shirts, and popped the platters to the punters who drove from
everywhere, this is the book that gives life to Detroit’s legend of
loud."

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 October, 2013.

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